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USBC Board of Director positions and legislative proposals are voted on by delegates each year during the Annual Meeting.

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2015 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
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2015 USBC BOARD ELECTIONS
Delegates will vote on three open positions on the board. The election will take place Thursday, April 30, during the Annual Meeting.

The following five nominees were selected by the USBC Nominating Committee as candidates for the three open positions on the board. The committee may slate up to two candidates for each open position. Additional candidates may still run from the floor. The slated candidates:

JAY DARYMAN
York, Pennsylvania

JayDaryman100xJay Daryman is the association manager for Pennsylvania State Youth, where he was a director from 1986-1997. He served as the York-Adams USBC President from 2009-2013, after being a director from 2006-2009, and was the York County BA Executive Director from 1987-1997 and again from 1999-2005. He was president of the York Area Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) from 1995-2000. He maintains several websites, including the state youth and state women’s sites. He served on the American Bowling Congress (ABC) Tiered Membership Committee (1993) and Awards Sub-Committee (1994) and is an ABC Lifetime member. He was inducted into the York-Adams Bowling Hall of Fame in 1999. Daryman is a Maintenance Support Specialist for Exelon Nuclear, where he has worked since 1980.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
I have served the sport of bowling in various roles for more than 30 years at the state youth and local levels, both merged and non-merged. I have served as a director, tournament director, president and association manager at both levels. These experiences and my passion for the sport will bring a solid and varied perspective to the national board. I pledge to make decisions based on what is good for bowling and our organization.

LYNDA ISAACS
Richmond, Indiana
LyndaIsaacs100xLynda Isaacs is the association manager for Wayne County USBC, a position she has held since 2013. She was a director on the Wayne County WBA from 1993 until 2006, when the association merged, and has since served as a director on the Wayne County Board. She is on the Indiana State USBC BA Board Financial and Budget Committee, and is state delegate for the Indiana State WBA. She served as a tournament volunteer at the Junior Gold Championships in 2013 and as the bracket coordinator for the Indiana State American Legion tournament in 2011-2012. She was inducted into the Wayne County USBC Hall of Fame in 2015. Isaacs is a sales account representative for Optical Disc Solutions.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
My commitment and passion for bowling has allowed me to serve our sport for more than 20 years, volunteering on the local, state and national level. This commitment has equipped me with the knowledge to strengthen communications and programs throughout the organization. As a USBC Director, I will work tirelessly to see that the very best programs and services are provided for all members.

KAREN JOST
Olympia, Washington
KarenJost100xKaren Jost has been a USBC national board director since 2012. She joined the Nation’s Capital Area Association board in 2010, serving as second and first vice president between 2012 and 2014. She was appointed to the USBC Nominating Committee in 2007, serving three seasons including committee chair her final year, and in 2001 served on the National Structure Ad hoc Committee that developed the framework of USBC. She was a director for the Tacoma (Wash.) Women’s BA (1995-2005), and the Washington State WBA and USBC boards (2004-2008). She chaired the transition board to merge four associations into the South Sound USBC Association and served as first vice president and then president between 2005 and 2009. She was inducted into the South Sound USBC Hall of Fame in 2012. Jost recently relocated to Washington State and is employed as the Health Services Analysis Program Manager at the Department of Labor and Industries.

Why are you qualified to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
Being a national board member is a responsibility that I take very seriously. During the 2012 elections I spoke about improving communication. As a member of the Association Outreach Committee, I am happy to see progress on this. As we right size the board over the next few years it is more important than ever to have local/state leaders heard in the board room. I stay determined to be one of those voices and know that we are on the right path – “Together We Can!”

STEVE O'BRIEN
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
SteveOBrien100xSteve O’Brien been a director on the USBC national board since 2012 and is president of the South Carolina USBC, a position he has held since 2006. He also is president of the Southeast Bowling Association. He is a volunteer for the Greater Charleston USBC, where he served since 1990 in the roles of director, vice president and president. He served on the Greater Charleston USBC Youth Association as a director (1996-2006) and president (2006-2008).  He is a member of the Greater Charleston USBC (2007), Greater Charleston USBC Youth (2007) and South Carolina State (2009) halls of fame. O’Brien works for RPWB Law Firm as Courier/Logistics Support.

Why are you qualified to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
As a results oriented, high energy, hands-on professional with more than 25 years of experience as a volunteer for the sport of bowling, in addition to having over 33 years of experience in the customer service field, I have the dedication, commitment, knowledge, experience, and the necessary communication skills to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors, to help provide the very best programs and services to all of our members.
 
JEFF USSERY
Tonganoxie, Kansas
JeffUssery100xJeff Ussery has been involved in the bowling industry since graduating from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2000. He currently serves as vice president of operations for BowlersMart, which he joined in 2014, developing creative marketing solutions for the company’s 26 retail shops and its online channels. He served as brand manager of Hammer Bowling from 2008-2014, where he was responsible for consumer marketing and strategic planning of high-performance bowling equipment. He helped develop and launch more than 100 new products to both domestic and international markets. His previous experience was as brand manager of PowerHouse Bowling, owner/instructor of PowerHouse Training Clinics and division manager for Jayhawk Bowling Supply.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
From marketing and sales, to branding and operations, I’ve worked in a vast range of job responsibilities inside some of the smallest companies, to some of the very biggest inside of the bowling industry. With more than 20 years of experience working in the sport of bowling, along with my educational background, I feel that I can make a significant impact on the direction and oversight of the USBC’s strategic plan.

NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

In accordance with Article IV, Section B of the USBC Bylaws, nominations from the floor for a USBC Board position must be received by the Nominating Committee Chairman 30 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. This date is March 30, 2015.

The official form for Nomination from the Floor must be completed and provided by the deadline. The form must include a consent signature from the person being nominated.

Nomination From The Floor Form

MEET THE CANDIDATES: If a candidate running from the floor wishes to take part in the Meet the Candidates Workshop, they must notify the Nominating Committee Chairman in writing also by March 30, 2015.

Meet the Candidates Seminar: The Meet the Candidates session will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 10 a.m.to noon.


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